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Living In Prosper TX

This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Prosper and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Prosper in 2019 is like. Prosper livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Prosper homes that currently are for sale. At the bottom of this page are links to authoritative sources that provide additional general information about living in Prosper.

Prosper livability factors

2018 best Dallas suburbs rank: 5

Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

  2019 public schools academic performance index: 74.6
  2017 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 11.9
  2017 median single family house value: $408,300
  2017 residences owner occupied: 85.7%
  2017 median household income: $133,971
  2017 population: 20,312
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 56.0%

Prosper public schools rank eighteenth among 2019 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and its high school, Prosper High School ranks twenty-first among the 2019 best open enrollment high schools in the DFW metroplex. Prosper has experienced the second fastest population growth rate in the Dallas Fort Worth area over the past three years and has the twenty-second highest percentage of owner occupied homes of all Dallas area suburbs. Some of the ways Prosper is different from and similar to other DFW cities and towns are shown on these from and similar to other DFW cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Prosper is located in central west Collin County and central east Denton County, approximately 36 miles north of downtown Dallas and 55 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, its proximity to the Legacy and north Dallas business centers, both the DFW International and Love Field airports, and downtown Dallas is likely to make Prosper residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

Prosper public schools are not only among the best in the DFW metroplex, they are among the best in the State of Texas ... most school age children who reside in Prosper are eligible to attend Prosper Independent School District ... one neighborhood in far west Prosper is served by the Denton Independent School District

Click on this Prosper schools link for TEA STAAR scores, student population by grade, and other information for all Prosper public schools. Performance information for other DFW metroplex school districts is available on this Dallas Fort Worth school districts page and performance information for other public schools in the Dallas area is provided on these DFW high schools, DFW middle schools and DFW elementary schools pages.


Looking for the best places to live in Prosper? A big reason living in Prosper is considered so desirable is its wonderful neighborhoods and they are a great place to begin your search. Links to profiles describing some of the best of these neighborhoods are provided below.

Single-family homes

Single-family homes (identified as one-unit, detached houses by the U.S. Census Bureau) account for 87.7 percent of the Prosper residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $408,300 ... about 88 percent of Prosper housing units have been built during the past 25 or so years ... approximately three percent of these residences are more than 50 years old ... about seventeen percent of Prosper housing units have been constructed since 2014

New home construction

There currently is limited new home construction occurring in Prosper. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Prosper homes that are currently listed for sale. If you thinking about buying a new construction home in Prosper, you may want to carefully consider the guidance about builder quality provided on this DFW best home builders page.

I frequently am asked by folks who have never bought a new construction home if they should be assisted by a buyer’s agent when selecting a builder and when negotiating their new home purchase. Most of the time my answers are "Yes" and "Yes."


Approximately 14 miles and 18 minutes drive time without traffic from central Prosper to the Legacy business center... 34 miles and 35 minutes to the DFW International Airport passenger terminals ... 36 miles and 37 minutes to downtown Dallas

Commute time and distance information for additional destinations, and for other DFW metroplex cities and towns, is provided on this average DFW commute distances and times page page.


2017 estimated population 20,312 ... population density 808 residents per square mile ... 56.0 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... 2017 annual median household income $133,971 ... 85.7 percent of Prosper residences are owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Prosper and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.

Property taxes

Prosper is located in two different counties and students living in Prosper attend schools operated by four separate school districts. Since these entities have different tax rates, Prosper real estate property tax rates for #dates-2017-property-taxesr# range from 2.30 percent to 2.46 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with property tax rates for other DFW cities and towns, are available by clicking on this DFW property tax rates link.

Cities/towns near Prosper

from Trophy Club              
house value
household income
Cross Roads84013west
Little Elm3746,548$205,300$93,09412southwest

Note: Best cities/towns rank derived from analysis presented on best Dallas suburbs page.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, State of Texas Comptroller and Google Maps.

Moderately priced homes for sale in Prosper

Key to understanding what living in Prosper is like is knowing about Prosper housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Prosper single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Prosper single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this Prosper homes for sale page.

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1341 Jennings Court, Prosper, TX - $497,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,429 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous Home In Prosper! This Home Has Beautiful Curb Appeal. Inside Are Tall Ceilings And Open Floor Plan. Living Room Is Comfortable With Lots Of Natural Light And Open To Kitchen. Kitchen Has Lots Of Storage, Recessed Lighting, And Stainless S...

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1120 English Ivy Drive, Prosper, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,908 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Built In 2011, This Prosper Two-story Cul-de-sac Home Offers Granite Countertops, And A Two-car Garage. Home Utilities May Be Turned Off Due To Weather Conditions. This Home Has Been Virtually Staged To Illustrate Its Potential.

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1705 Medina Lane, Prosper, TX - $499,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,009 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Excellent East-facing Lennar Home In The City Of Prosper And Highly Rated Prosper Isd. Sought After Artesia Community Has 2 Pools, Soccer Field, Dog Park, Green Spaces & Playground. Great Curb Appeal! Brand New Ss Appliances. Freshly Painted Inte...

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402 E 7th Street, Prosper, TX - $450,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,100 SQFT
  • 22 DAYS
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Single Story Home On A Super Rare .6 Acre Corner Double Lot In Highly Sought After Downtown Prosper! The Lot Has Been Freshly Re-sodded With Mature Trees. The Home Is Spacious And Has Lots Of Potential With 4 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Nice Sized Livi...

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Listing information last updated on June 19th, 2021 at 5:16pm CDT.